College football is great because you truly see something unbelievable every week. This Saturday was no different.
Moments ago, Kansas won–and Texas Tech lost–a game in the most improbable fashion. An all-time blunder by the Red Raiders gifted the Jayhawks a 37-34 win on the final play of regulation.
Kansas’ first game-winning field goal attempt was blocked and scooped up by Texas Tech defensive back Douglas Coleman. Coleman tried to return the blocked kick, and everything seemed normal.
Until, that is, he tried to lateral the football in traffic. It wound up being a fumble, and Kansas recovered.
The miscue gave KU a new set of downs and another shot at a last-second field goal.
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You can already tell what happened next. Kansas made the ensuing kick, which was actually a shorter attempt than the original one.
Instead of being 4-4 and maintaining an outside shot at bowl eligibility, Texas Tech is now 3-5 and needs to win three of its next four to have a shot at the postseason. Kansas, meanwhile, moved to 3-5 and won its first Big 12 game of the season.
Speaking of the Big 12, between Kansas State upsetting Oklahoma, Texas losing at TCU, Iowa State going down at home to Oklahoma State and this ending, what a wild day in the conference.